(Kansas City) There’s now a second confirmed case of monkeypox in Missouri.
The latest case, like the first, is in the Kansas City area.
That’s according to the state department of Health and Senior Services.
The CDC says monkeypox is similar to smallpox but is milder and rarely fatal and can be contracted through prolonged close contact.
The best way to avoid getting infected is to avoid sharing utensils, bed sheets or other items touched by an infected person, and to not kiss, cuddle or have sexual relations with someone that is infected.
Symptoms include a rash resembling pimples, fever, headaches, aches and pains, chills, exhaustion and swollen lymph nodes.